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CARE & MAINTENANCE
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All high carbon steels will discolor and rust if proper care is not taken.
Do not leave your tools soaking in water or slurry for long periods of time.
A light coat of oil should be applied to both the steel and wood handle from time to time.
If your tool, after heavy work, begins to show signs of becoming dulled it can be sharpened.
Do not use a power grinder to resharpen your tool.This will heat the steel, change the temper and destroy the tool.
Also the use of a file to sharpen a tool is not recommended.Better results can be obtained by using a whetstone using oil or water and after a few strokes the edge should be back to normal sharpness.
Your tool will take a razor sharp edge and unless caution is exercised when working with a super sharp tool an accident may happen resulting in some nasty cuts.
Your tool loves to work hard!
If you give it a little attention it will reward you in return by giving you a long productive life of satisfactory service.
Kick wheel - a table and bench with large weighted wheel near the ground with a pole extending up to surface of table with a round piece of wood
(which is called the head of the kickwheel) attached to pole where the potter places his mound of clay and when the pottery worker kicks the wheel below spins the head and they can begin molding their clay. Most of the kickwheels are electric today.
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Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.
Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities.
The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.
With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.
When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.
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